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Wind Damage

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Wind gusts of over 60 miles per hour have been causing headaches in the Billings area. A tree briefly knocked out power in one neighborhood. A business sign on Broadwater fell on a van in the parking lot, smashing the windshield. Further west, a semi blew over on Interstate 90 near Greycliff, blocking both westbound lanes.

"I think that's the biggest thing we're seeing with the high wind right now, is we're getting some trucks that are turned over," says Montana Highway Patrol Captain Keith Edgell. The captain advises drivers to be cautious when approaching and passing semi trucks and other high-profile vehicles, and to stay especially focused on the road during windy conditions.

"This is not the time to be adjusting your radios or looking at your phone, or doing any of that," Edgell says. "Driving in high wind would be similar to driving on icy roads. Your attention has to be on what you're doing."

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